Did you ever follow a rainbow in search of a pot of gold? Those sneaky Leprechauns do an incredibly good job hiding it, but I will keep searching, nonetheless. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage, beer, and all things green.
Intricate Celtic knot work designs can be found on everything from jewelry to T-shirts and even mosaic tiles like the one shown above.
Shamrocks, a.k.a. clover, are probably the most recognizable symbols of St. Patrick’s Day. Typically, you will see nothing but green leaves, however these plants have some very vibrant flowers such as the purple blooms shown above. (Nice color combo!)
Wearing green is a great way to show your Irish spirit, and you don’t have to be Irish to take part in the fun! To satisfy your sweet tooth, homemade chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil will certainly do the trick.
This may look like an ordinary cup of coffee but hidden in every cup of Irish Coffee is a shot of Irish whiskey.
Irish soda bread is made with baking soda instead of yeast and often contains raisins.
Ireland is famous for its warm cable knit sweaters made from their finest wool.
For those who love paper crafts, decorations can include leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, mugs of beer, and rainbows.
Homemade cookies are a delicious way to celebrate any holiday.
If you love painting, consider incorporating Celtic designs into your next project. Creating these woven patterns is challenging and fun. For instructions to make this cross, please read: “At the Crossroads.”
Making Guinness beer at home might not be in your skill set, but you can turn plain pilsners into beautiful Celtic glasses, for serving the perfect pint, by using glass paints and your creative Celtic flair.
Embroidery offers many opportunities to showcase your needlework skills in both design and color palette. There are also computerized embroidery machines with plenty of festive templates for every occasion.
Ceramics studios often have ready to paint statues and decorative items. After the painting is complete, it is fired in a kiln and is ready to display or to give as a gift.
St. Patrick’s Day invites everyone to be Irish for the day and to have a grand time doing it. Don’t forget to wear something green. May the luck of the Irish with you!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Crafting!